~lohn boosted

“Apple and Google agreed to demands from the Russian government to remove a strategic voting app developed by opposition leader Alexei Navalny from the iOS and Android app stores.

Apple then disabled its Private Relay feature (which enhances web browsing privacy) for users in Russia. Google also removed YouTube videos giving advice on how to vote strategically in the elections.”


Big Tech will choose profit over democracy and human rights every time.


~lohn boosted

absolutely wild to me that tech invented the phrase "long term support" to mean 5 years

~lohn boosted

anakin: *force push*
obi wan: "no anakin! the main branch!"

~lohn boosted


Kann dir mal ein paar Apps auflisten die ich so nutze:

🛻 #Navigation: #OsmAnd
📬 E-Mail: #FairEmail
📨 #XMPP: blabber.im
📹 #Videokonferenz: #JitsiMeet
🎞 #Kodi fernsteuern: #Kore
📺 #TV/#Mediatheken: #Zapp
📼 #Video: #VLC
📻 #Radio: #Transistor
🎶 #Musik: #Vinyl
🎙#Podcast: #AntennaPod
📄 #pdf: #PdfViewerPlus
🔄 #Datenaustausch/#Syncronisation: #Syncthing
🔥 #Firewall: #AFWall
#Werbeblocker: #AdAway

...und das alles natürlich von @fdroidorg

#deleteGoogle #FOSS #FLOSS

~lohn boosted

A little teaser: in the upcoming #Lagrange v1.7, you can finally organize your bookmarks into folders.


~lohn boosted

Choosing Matrix #Messengers for New User Made Simple

:verified: Sharing is very appreciated.

:ubuntu: ubuntubuzz.com/2021/09/chat-bu

:matrix: We will briefly compare chat bubbles on apps like Element, FluffyChat, Nheko, #SchildiChat and Spectral #Matrix Apps.

Show thread
~lohn boosted

In no particular order, web sites like OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Archive.Org, Sci-Hub, tools like I2P, Tor, IRC, GPG, OMEMO, OTR, and open and federated protocols like Jabber, Email, Diaspora and ActivityPub are the most important projects on the internet and should be protected and exalted.

#openstreetmap #osm #android #wikipedia #archive #archive.org #scihub #sci-hub #diaspora #email #jabber #xmpp #activitypub #mastodon #email #freesoftware #internet #thefederation #irc #gpg #omemo #otr

~lohn boosted

To all who claim #WhatsApp was end-to-end encrypted: How do you know? There's no proof that the sender and the recipient are the only ones who can decrypt the messages. It doesn't make sense to spread myths created by the surveillance industry, namely #Facebook.

Open-source messengers on the other hand, like #Signal, @threemaapp, @matrix, @xmpp or @briar, are proven to use #E2EE thanks to their source-code being publicly available.

~lohn boosted

Miniature cabinet of curiosities project, I'm ALL DONE 

Hooray! I finished a project!!

I tend to look at things I've made and fixate on the details I wish I could change, but overall I'm happy with this one

I got so hasty when I could see the finish line that I forgot to take separate photos of 2 of the things I made: on the 3rd shelf there's a mummified Egyptian cat, and on the bottom shelf there's a (real) green quartz crystal in a wrought iron holder. Everything else is detailed upthread

~lohn boosted

What is XMPP?

For friends who do not know about :xmpp: XMPP, it is a "choice" other than "choices" we usually chose to communicate online in the internet.

So, loosely saying there are WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Matrix, Jami and there is XMPP. It can be your next choice of communication.

Find more explanation at the official source xmpp.org.

You might find this post from the XMPP poll above or #XMPP hashtag at Mastodon.

Show thread
~lohn boosted
~lohn boosted
~lohn boosted
~lohn boosted
~lohn boosted

Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

#gittutors #git #help #teaching #troubleshooting #ohShitGit

~lohn boosted

Delta Chat is the only cross-platform messenger that does not collect data ... we know nothing about users' identities, no logins, no IP addresses, no e-mail addresses, no crypto-keys, no messaging patterns or contacts, no message contents etc. Simply Nada. Zilch. 0.

~lohn boosted

There are web services that won't sell your data, but there aren't web services that'll go to jail for you.

~lohn boosted
~lohn boosted

Schools should be using #Nextcloud.

At least, that's what the French government thinks!

What do YOU think?

Show older

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!